Steve co-founded HAC and has been an acupuncturist and herbalist since 2001 and was named Best of Philly for 2017. Though he treats a wide variety of conditions, he has been focusing on female and male infertility since his first month of practice. Working hand-in-hand with reproductive endocrinologists and even treating on-site at fertility clinics, Steve has helped pioneer the acupuncture for fertility field in Philadelphia. His practice also includes other focuses including headaches and migraines, menstrual issues and menopause, anxiety, and fibromyalgia.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Psychology, Steve began his Chinese Medicine training in Shanghai, China at YueYang Hopsital. He went on to receive his Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the oldest acupuncture school in the US, the New England School of Acupuncture. He returned to Philadelphia with the hopes of bringing an integrated approach to hospitals, as he first learned in Shanghai, where eastern and western medicine were well intertwined for the betterment of the whole patient. After hitting many walls, he decided to start his own center and partnered with Dr. Silverman along the way.
Steve is the host of the fertility podcast Waiting for Babies. He is the former President of the Association of Professional Acupuncture and is faculty emeritus at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies. He’s been featured in Philadelphia Magazine, NBC 10, Philly Style, and CBS Health Watch for his work with infertility.
Steve’s Specialities: Male and Female Infertility, Chronic Pain, Migraines and Headaches, IVF Support, AutoImmune Disorders
Steve co-founded HAC and has been an acupuncturist and herbalist since 2001 and was named Best of...
Dejota began practicing Chinese Medicine in 2011, earning his Masters and Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2010 (MTCM) and 2020 (DTCM) from Five Branches University in San Jose, CA. He also received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
Over the years, Dejota has developed a well-rounded experience in treating everyone from infants to elders for a multitude of conditions. He spent a great deal of time working with indigenous communities in California, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, often partnering with western doctors, mental health professionals, and traditional spiritual and community leaders to address pain, injuries, diabetes prevention, mental health issues, and intergenerational trauma. In addition to his private practice, he also spent over five years seeing patients at a retirement home as part of a multidisciplinary team to treat depression, anxiety, gastrointestinal, neurological, cardiological, and water metabolism issues.
He likes to meet the patient where they are at and uses his tools of acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, guasha, tuina, and lifestyle advice to help find balance so the body can heal itself. He also teaches qigong, taiji, bagua, meditation and lectures on Chinese medicine, healthy living, and stress reduction.
Dejota began practicing Chinese Medicine in 2011, earning his Masters and Doctorate of Traditiona...
Leaving cancer gene research behind, Holly brings her scientific mind to the field of Acupuncture with a passion. Trained in a variety of styles of Acupuncture from TCM to Five Element her focus is on treating the whole person: mind, body and spirit. With clinical specialties from women’s health to acute and chronic pain, she also brings her own style of zen from years of martial arts training.
Speciality: Women’s Health, Acute Pain, Stress, Anxiety
Education: MA Won Institute of Graduate Studies, BA University of Pennsylvania
Availability: Monday, Wednesday
Leaving cancer gene research behind, Holly brings her scientific mind to the field of Acupuncture...
Former full-time musician and teacher, Dawn left Philadelphia to study Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, with a further certificate in acupuncture for neurology in Beijing. Growing up in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, she spent her time in nature, identifying plants and what she could use them for. She was initially drawn to herbal medicine, which continues to be an essential part of her Chinese medical practice. She has a deep commitment to affordable acupuncture and underserved communities, and has volunteered in clinics in the US, Panama, Nepal, India, and Vanuatu.
Dawn enjoys long-distance hiking, having completed several thru-hikes over the last few years. She continues to perform music on a regular basis with groups including West Philadelphia Orchestra, Swing That Cat, and Polkadelphia.
Specialty: Pain, Mental Health, Women’s Health, Cancer Care, Digestive Health
Education: MATCM Yo San University, MM Temple University, BA, BS Rutgers University
Former full-time musician and teacher, Dawn left Philadelphia to study Acupuncture and Chinese Me...